Card made with waste
Pat's Shopping (2)
Pat's shopping 3
Margaret's Shopping (2)
Margaret's Free Gift
Good Friday Morning Ladies,
First of all today I want to talk about being 'Frugal', so one way of saving money on card is to make use of every little scrap.
One way of doing that is to think about where we place the die on the card before we cut, before I thought about being frugal I crammed as many dies on a piece of card as I could, then I heard John Lockwood giving a tip about using the waste from your die cuts to make another card, so now I think about whether I can use the die cut waste or not.
So for instance the card above was made with the waste from the die shown below it, I cut the die and then squared the piece of waste off then created a matt of green glitter card, before sticking the die cut waste down I put plenty of foam tape on the reverse to support some of the weaker die cut areas, I then applied plenty of Cosmic Shimmer glue because I was sticking card to glitter card, foam pads alone don't really stick to glitter.
I added a few pretty pink roses and a bow to make a pretty card from a piece of card that was destined for the bin.
Johns Tip was to place your dies on the card almost as though you were cutting apertures in the card rather than cutting dies out of it.
This card from pinterest is the perfect example.
Now onto the exciting part of today's blog post...........SHOPPING!!!!!
Brenda, how funny that you have colouring pencils in your shopping after yesterdays post, I can't wait to hear your thoughts, I see you were inspired by Sue's shows at the weekend too, some lovely Festive dies in your basket, the dies at the bottom are Brenda's new 'Tutti' dies, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on them too, are they made by Memory Box? They look similar don't they?
Thank you so much Brenda for sharing your shopping xxx
Val, you got some lovely craft shopping while you were briefly in UK, a couple of Sue's dies, a lovely, festive embossing folder, some pretty washi tape and some gorgeous embellishments, I look forward to seeing what you make with your new craft goodies.
Thank you for sharing your shopping with us xxx
Pat has bought some lovely new Lilli of the Valley stamps, Creative Expressions Poinsettia and Holly Frame embossing folders, a pretty snowflake die too, also some pretty pearls and fine tip glue applicators. Pat has added some lovely new plates to her 'Groovi' system and bought the Light Box to help with the embossing, some pretty Pion papers complete Pat's shopping this week, thank you so much for sharing Pat, I look forward to seeing and playing with your new buys xxx
Margaret has ordered some gorgeous dies from Craftstash, some beautiful Christmas dies in that bundle Margaret, some pretty stickles glitter glue, a must have for those Christmas cards, the stamp set was a free gift, a pretty good free gift too, some fab stamps there! I look forward to seeing your Christmas cards Margaret, thank you for sharing. Xxx
A fantastic array of craft goodies in our shopping baskets this week ladies, thank you so much for taking time to photograph them. Xxx
Cheryl did you buy any craft bargains while in USA?? It sounds like they have some great craft stores! I do hope you are feeling better xxx
Hugs to Janet, hope you are having a good day xxx
Love and hugs to all,